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"Correspondence, September-October 1915", Item 014

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But these farmers have each one horse and are very busy getting in the crops, cow peas, peanuts and sweet potatoes, and don't want "women folks" to drive their horses anyway. I rejoice with you that a Va. President and a Va. bride-to-be have come out plainly for Equal Suffrage and I think Va. sh'd get a long and decisive petition. I am sorry you will be disappointed in your expectations of what I can do. I am a total stranger in Franklin, don't even know where any one lives there. This farm is in Jerusalem district but mail routes go out from Franklin through the country districts. At a Quaker meeting to which Mrs. Harris took me, between here and Franklin, I was introduced to a Miss Pretlow from St. Louis, employed in the Public Library there, who formerly lived in this country, but she has gone back; so your letter to her may be forwarded to her. I don't know what you can do in Franklin except what Mabel Vernon did in Norfolk - stand up on a chair or in a 'bus on the street and begin to talk and draw your audience! I wish I could be there to help. I think I met Miss Clark in Richmond Suffrage.